​The Long Cross Pennies of Henry III 

Class 3c

Adam (Adam Feteplace​)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III  - colon after REX?  Beard of strokes/pellets. 

Rev: ADA/MON/OX[O/NF]O - with AD, ON ligated


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 6

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ox 81

Number of coins of this type in BH............5


Notes: Parts of legend weak, off-centre, otherwise very fine, a rare moneyer, one of six in the Brussels Hoard. Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2501

Coin Ref # OXHN3001

Coin Ref # OXHN3039

Coin Ref # OXHN3002

Class 3a1

Henri (Henry Simon)


Obv: hENRICVS REX III’   - with no pellet or colon after REX. 

          

Rev: hEN/RIO/NO/XON.  EN & ON   ligated. 3q N has a pellet. Inner circle: 8-8.5 pellets/quadrant.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........  19

Number of different C&T types in BH.......  3

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin....  Ox.16

Number of coins of this type in BH..........  8


Notes: This coin is ex the William Conte collection,   Images: © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Accession number:  CM.1382-2001  



Coin Ref # OXAD3002

Class 3c

Henri (Henry Simon)

Obv: hENRICVS REX:III - note probable colon after REX

Rev: hEN/RIO/NO/XON​ - with EN & ON ligated.

Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 8

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 1

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ox 89

Number of coins of this type in BH............8


Notes: Legends weak in parts, toned, very fine, a rare moneyer, one of eight in the Brussels Hoard.​. Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2503

Class 3c

Gefrei (Geoffrey Stockwell)


Obv: hENRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: GEF/REI/ONO/XON


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 15

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 6

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ox 88

Number of coins of this type in BH............4


Notes: Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2502

Class 3c

Willem (Willliam Sarsorius​)


Obv: hENRICVS REX:III - note colon after REX

Rev: WIL/LEM/ONO/XON - with EM, ON & ON ligated.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH......... 35

Number of different C&T types in BH.........5

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ox.92

Number of coins of this type in BH............14


Notes: Part of obverse legend weak, good very fine. Image courtesy of A.H. Baldwin & Sons, London. Coin ex Brussels Hoard and was auctioned 27th Sept., 2012, Lot # 2504

Class 3a2

Henri (Henry Simon)


Obv: hEHRICVS REX III’   - with colon after REX. Mintmark 3*. No pellets either side of the hair curls.

          

Rev: hEN/RIO/NO/XON.  EN  ligated. N in third quadrant appears to be ligated to a possible E or F. Inner circle: 8 pellets/quadrant.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH........ 25

Number of different C&T types in BH....... 2

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin.... Ox.22

Number of coins of this type in BH.......... 24

Notes:  Image courtesy of DNW. Auction of June 11th 2014. part of lot #154.



Coin Ref # OXGF3002

Oxford


Oxford coins are not particularly scarce with 929 being documented in the Brussels Hoard. It was one of the mints to produce class2
coins (2b2) and these are known for all four moneyers.  At Oxford the moneyers were Adam Feteplace, Geoffrey Stockwell, Henry Simon and Willliam Sarsorius.  All were powerful and often corrupt.  Adam Feteplace was the least prolific moneyer based on Brussels and Colchester hoards data.  The commonest classes are 3b and 3ab1, and the scarcest are 2b2 and 3bc. 

Coin Ref # OXWM3002

Class 3b

Henri  (Henry Simon)


Obv: hENRICUS REX III'.   - NR ligated. Characteristic 3b style bust.


Rev: hEN/RIO/NO/XON - with EN & ON ligated.

RIC: 8-8.5.


Coins of this class & moneyer in BH.......132 

Number of different C&T types in BH.......5 

Churchill & Thomas Type for this coin... Ox.59

Number of coins of this type in BH..........32  


Notes:  Images courtesy of the finder of the 2015 Bridgnorth Area Hoard.  [Finder's ref # 32]

Page updated Sept 7th 2016

Coin Ref # OXHN3003